6:56 AM EDT, Fri June 22, 2018
VU Hoops 13 hours ago
NBA Draft: How To Watch & Open Thread

NBA Draft: How To Watch & Open Thread

Villanova fans will be watching with excitement and pride as they find out where their favorites will be playing next. The 2018 NBA Draft is set for Thursday evening and the eyes of most Villanova fans will be watching with pride. ‘Nova is expected to have four players from the 2018 National Championship team to be selected when the 30 NBA teams make their selections to add to their clubs. As Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman, and Jalen Brunson have foregone the remainder of their time on the Main Line to join the ranks of professional hoopsters, Villanova fans can tune in...
VU Hoops 9 hours ago
DiVincenzo taken by Bucks @ #17

DiVincenzo taken by Bucks @ #17

Delaware native becomes second Villanovan taken in Draft Donte DiVincenzo, riding the wave from his historic National Championship game performance, was drafted 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. At the start of the season, few would have predicted that the Big Ragu would have been a first round pick in this year’s draft. However, after impressing at the Combine, DiVincenzo elected to remain in the NBA Draft, having received positive feedback from NBA scouts and GM’s. It turns out that his decision was a good one as he will now head to Wisconsin and join a core being built around...

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VU Hoops 7 hours ago
Breaking: Jalen Brunson Drafted by the Mavericks

Breaking: Jalen Brunson Drafted by the Mavericks

The National Player of the Year is Headed to Dallas. Jalen Brunson, the National Player of the Year, is headed to Dallas, having been drafted 33rd overall by the Mavericks Brunson, who projects to develop into a solid back-up option at point guard, joins a backcourt that features Dennis Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews. Check back as we update this post with the sights and sounds of Draft night!
VU Hoops 7 hours ago
Breaking: Omari Spellman Drafted by the Hawks

Breaking: Omari Spellman Drafted by the Hawks

‘Nova’s Big Man is Heading to Atlanta Omari Spellman is heading to Atlanta having been drafted by the Hawks with the final pick of the first round. While Spellman clearly projects to be an NBA player, many questioned his decision to leave school as the general feedback did not point to him being drafted in the first round. However, Spellman made clear that a first round guarantee was not a deal breaker for him as he plainly expressed his openness to developing in the NBA as opposed to college. Spellman will join a team led by the young Dennis Schroeder. Check back as we update this post...
Section 215 8 hours ago

Villanova Wildcats: Donte DiVincenzo joining Milwaukee Bucks has tons of potential

With the No. 17 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks selected Villanova Wildcats star guard Donte DiVincenzo. Despite Jay Wright wishing Donte DiVincenzo would end up sticking around for another year, the Villanova Wildcats head coach knew entering the 2018 NBA Draft was the best decision the guard could have made. After […] Villanova Wildcats: Donte DiVincenzo joining Milwaukee Bucks has tons of potential - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
VU Hoops 23 hours ago
2018 NBA Draft Profile: Jalen Brunson

2018 NBA Draft Profile: Jalen Brunson

How will Villanova’s first-ever National Player of the Year fare heading into the NBA Draft? Jalen Brunson exits Villanova with one of the most distinguished college basketball resumes, not only from the Main Line, but also around the whole country. On the court, he’s embodied a basketball maturity and mind well beyond his years. He started on two different National Championship teams. He topped off his collegiate career as a consensus National Player of the Year pick, becoming the first-ever Wildcat to do so in program history. He’s racked up 1,667 career points in just three...
VU Hoops Jun 21, 2018
Draft Day’s Arizin

Draft Day’s Arizin

After two National Championships, it’s going to be a big night for the Wildcats. Happy Draft Day Nova Nation! Four Wildcats are preparing to be selected in tonight’s NBA Draft. Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, and Omari Spellman have all taken very different paths to get to this point, but all of them could end up as first round draft picks. It could be a record setting night for Villanova as the school has never had more than three players selected in a single draft. In fact, 2006 was the only year the Wildcats had two players selected in the first round. Those two...
Section 215 Jun 20, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: Mikal Bridges is ESPN Analytics fifth-best prospect

With the NBA Draft fast approaching, ESPN Analytics has named ex-Villanova Wildcat and Philadelphia 76ers target Mikal Bridges their fifth-best prospect. Don’t look now Philadelphia 76ers fans, but a local prospect is getting some major love in the pre-draft process. That’s right, after being coveted for three years, we are mere days away from Villanova […] Philadelphia 76ers: Mikal Bridges is ESPN Analytics fifth-best prospect - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
VU Hoops Jun 20, 2018
Villanova Football to play Wake Forest in 2020

Villanova Football to play Wake Forest in 2020

The two teams will meet again, for the first time since 1988. It’s a game that had been on former longtime head coach Andy Talley’s wish list. With the originally scheduled game with Tulane being pushed back to 2027, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have filled the vacancy with a showdown against the Villanova Wildcats. On Wednesday, it was announced that the two teams will be meeting for the fifth time ever on Sept. 19, 2020. The head-to-head series is split evenly between both teams. Villanova won the first-ever meeting back in 1952 in 20-0 shutout fashion, when the Demon Deacons came to...
VU Hoops Jun 20, 2018
Stanford graduate transfer Travis selects Kentucky over Villanova

Stanford graduate transfer Travis selects Kentucky over Villanova

The 6-foot-8 forward officially made his decision on Wednesday. After announcing his intent to transfer out of Stanford approximately three weeks earlier, Reid Travis has quickly found a new home. The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision on Wednesday to transfer to Kentucky via Twitter, spending his final season of eligibility with John Calipari’s Wildcats. Travis, a first team All-Pac 12 selection last season, was one of the top graduate transfers on the market. Villanova had also been vying for the talented big man that averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds during the 2017-18 season....
VU Hoops Jun 20, 2018
2018 NBA Draft Profile: Mikal Bridges

2018 NBA Draft Profile: Mikal Bridges

Bridges has a chance to be the highest-drafted Wildcat in over a decade. It’s been quite the journey for Mikal Bridges, who came from about 20 minutes away to Villanova’s campus, entering the Main Line as an under-weight forward that needed a redshirt year to bulk up. Once eligible, he started to have a penchant for defense, using his long 7-foot-2 wingspan to disrupt opponents’ passing lanes and offensive schemes. This past season saw an even greater leap for Bridges on the basketball court, as his scoring ability started to catch up with his elite defense. The Jimmy V Classic...
VU Hoops Jun 19, 2018
2018 NBA Draft Profile: Donte DiVincenzo

2018 NBA Draft Profile: Donte DiVincenzo

The Big Ragu’s National Championship game made him some money. Heading into his redshirt sophomore season, guard Donte DiVincenzo was not expected to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. The same could be said prior to the start of March Madness, and quite frankly it was still the case prior to April 2nd. That night, the Wilmington, Del. native scored 31 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range and went 5-for-8 from inside the arc in a 79-62 victory over Michigan, giving Villanova its third National Championship in school history and second in three seasons. The 6’4.5”, 205 lb....
VU Hoops Jun 15, 2018
Saddiq Bey commits to ‘Nova!

Saddiq Bey commits to ‘Nova!

Villanova has added to an already stellar freshmen class. The Villanova Wildcats have made a surprise addition to their 2018 recruiting class with the addition of 4-star wing Saddiq Bey. Bey visited the Main Line on Wednesday and that was enough to seal the deal for the Sidwell Friends (D.C.) product. pic.twitter.com/2BZOWFfHEt— Hoop Major (@HoopMajor) June 15, 2018 Bey chose the Wildcats after being released from his NLI at North Carolina State. He also considered Vanderbilt and Georgetown following his release. Standing 6’7”, Bey is exactly the type of versatile wing that has...
Section 215 Jun 12, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: Would Mikal Bridges be a good fit at ten?

With the Philadelphia 76ers picking tenth in the NBA draft, many have wondered if Villanova star Mikal Bridges could be an option come draft night. It has been a crazy past few weeks for the Philadelphia 76ers. As the team prepared for one of their biggest offseasons in recent memory, shockwaves were sent through the […] Philadelphia 76ers: Would Mikal Bridges be a good fit at ten? - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
VU Hoops Jun 10, 2018
2019 Championship Odds

2019 Championship Odds

Vegas likes Nova’s chances to win third Championship in four seasons. Early entries to the 2018 NBA Draft have been declared and with the exception of a few transfers, most rosters are set for the 2018-19 Basketball season. With that, Vegas has released an updated set of odds to win next year’s Men’s NCAA Championship. Villanova definitely took a lump with the announcement by underclassmen Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman to jump to the next level, but the oddsmakers in Nevada still have the Wildcats with the third best odds at 9/1. Duke (11/2) and Kansas (8/1) lead the pack as...

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  • 3 Donte DiVincenzo

    Donte DiVincenzo

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    Omari Spellman

    Villanova Wildcats: Omari Spellman provides Atlanta Hawks with reliable big man

  • 3 Jalen Brunson

    Jalen Brunson

    Breaking: Jalen Brunson Drafted by the Mavericks

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    Collin Gillespie

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